YOKOHAMA, Japan (Jan. 10, 2019) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Nissan Motorsports International Co., Ltd. (NISMO) today announced the driver lineups for Nissan teams in the 2020 Super GT GT500 class.
The team principals and drivers are:
Executive Director: Motohiro Matsumura
Car no. 23. Team: NISMO
Team Principle: Yutaka Suzuki
Drivers: Tsugio Matsuda / Ronnie Quintarelli (ITA)
Car no. 3. Team: NDDP Racing with B-Max
Team Principle: Toshikazu Tanaka
Drivers: Kohei Hirate / Katsumasa Chiyo
Car no. 12. Team: Team Impul
Team Principle: Kazuyoshi Hoshino
Drivers: Daiki Sasaki / Kazuki Hiramine
Car no. 24. Team: Kondo Racing
Team Principle: Masahiko Kondo
Drivers: Mitsunori Takaboshi / Jann Mardenborough (GBR)
“This year’s driver lineup emphasizes the balanced appointment of individuals selected from our large stable of highly capable Nissan drivers,” said NISMO President and CEO Takao Katagiri. “The combination of drivers was decided through consideration of each individual’s driving style and their suitability to each vehicle. As a result, there have been minor alterations to our driver lineup. At the same time, we’re intensively developing a new 2020-spec Nissan GT-R NISMO GT500 in line with the new Class 1 technical regulations that will be shared across Super GT and DTM.
“We’ll be bringing together the strength of all the team principals, drivers, engineers, mechanics, staff and all our employees, including NISMO’s development team, in a concerted effort to retake the championship and live up to the expectations of our fans. This year, Nissan and NISMO will again be engaged in various motorsports activities, with a focus on the two pillars of the Formula E championship and Super GT. We’ll strive to fully engage with our fans through a new season of exciting motorsports.”
Nissan team principals and drivers will participate in a fan event at the Nissan Gallery in Yokohama on Feb. 16. Additional details about the event will be announced at a later date.
For a gallery of images from the launch event, please click here.